Monday, August 1, 2016

what does a tall girl do................

I found this really cute tank dress on clearance but it was just a little too short--so I looked through the store and brainstormed what to do....and found another clearance item, a knit wrap skirt that complimented the stripe in the tank dress.  I cut apart the wrap skirt and made a "half-slip" that I can wear under the tank dress.  It looks great!!  and I am still under $20.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

another night dress--

I got the urge to sew another night dress using a soft bra and yardage rather than cutting a shirt.  It worked very well.  I used the same techniques  and you can read about how to do this in the upcoming Altered Couture   

Monday, June 27, 2016

house projects........

so after moving recently, I am finding that I use my creative energy to do house projects--am still getting my art room set up and organized among other pressing needs--like the water heater needing to be replaced and the dishwasher not working, etc. etc.   Have painted alot of walls and woodwork and plan to paint bathroom cupboards with Espresso GEL paint and a hall-way closet with white chalk anyway, the usual art projects are few and far between this summer.  Last week I sewed a bedskirt for the bed.  The bed is an elevated frame so I have 15" of underneath storage space for fabric and other important things! woo-woo.  Please be patient blog-followers, my posts may not be as frequent.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

traditional quilting

My mother is a traditional quilter and her latest project is making me a quilt using  fabrics that were used when I was younger:  my kindergarten art apron, various outfits, and a few new batik fabrics that we both liked.   I made about 8 of the 90 quilt blocks and did give some ideas on  placement, but Mom gets the credit.  Here is a photo of the current layout....

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

soon to be published....

I just received word from the new editor at "Altered Couture" that I am going to be published for my Paint-Splattered dress. Yeah!  so watch for more details and the up-coming is a little hint.....

Monday, April 4, 2016

painting a little

back to a little collage and painting-inspired by articles in the last Cloth/Paper/Scissors

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

where will this lead??

a great find at my local thrift store-heavily embroidered blouse for a couple thinking this might combine with another  blouse to make one wearable garment....for right now, I just enjoy looking at the colors and embroidery details